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Still Bright
  • Shinozaki Shōchiku
    born: Osaka Japan ; active: Japan, Japan
  • Still Bright, 1851, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink on paper
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 143.5 x 47.6 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 56 1/2 x 18 3/4 in
    Mount Dimensions: 186 x 63 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 73 1/4 x 24 3/4 in
    Roller Dimensions: 27 in
  • Gift of Stephen Addiss in honor of Saralyn Reece Hardy
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0010

From right 2 1/3 lines of fist-sized characters in running script, followed by 2 lines of smaller (1-2 in) characters, which are the dedication, date and signature of the artist. There is a seal on the upper-right corner and two more followed the signature. These are all artist’s seals. The work is mounted on brown silk brocade with cherry blossom and butterfly patterns. The scroll has a blue-and-white porcelain roller.